Future Friday: How to make the future a calmer place

If you are anything like me, and I am betting you are, your day is constantly interrupted by the technology that surrounds you. Email notifications, automatic downloads, pop-ups, even your alarm clock are all aspects of what is called interruptive technology. You can do somethings to mute these interruptions but you can’t get away from …

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Future Friday: Looking at your employees through a digital lens

According to a paper by Gartner businesses need to now look at their world though a digital lens. This means that businesses need to look at people and things in a different way to maximize and better understand the opportunities that are available. I think this can be applied to employees as well. The Internet …

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Five HR Tidbits for Monday

Here are some items I noted in my reading that I thought had some importance but at this time do not warrant a full blown blog post; In a surprising announcement the US Department of Labor announced that the final regulations on the changes in the definition of exempt employees would not be released until …

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Future Friday: The world of work and the Internet of Things

Most of you have heard the term “Internet of Things” or IoT. Wikipedia defines it as: “..the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the production, operator and/or other connected devices based on the infrastructure of International Telecommunication Union’s Global Standards Initiative. …

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Future Friday: Finding talent via the Internet of Things

Using the Internet today to find people is not a surprise to anyone. Everyone knows about Linked In and Twitter and other social media sites in addition to the job boards. However, the Internet of Things is a different animal, a potentially very different way of finding the people that fit our needs exactly. A …

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The Top 5 Disruptive Technologies that Will Impact HR

  In the May 22 issue of Bits on NYTimes.com writer Steve Lohr reported on a McKinsey report on the $33 trillion impact that they feel 12 disruptive technologies will have in the future. In reviewing this list I felt the top 5 will have a major impact on the field of HR. Mobile technology …

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